Saints

St. Clarus

More popularly known as st. Clarus, the hermit. Also called St. Clair.

St. Adelard

Saint Adelard, sometimes called Saint Adalard of Corbie, was born in

St. Aspasius

There is not enough information available to tell us in detail who Saint

St. Gregory Nazianzus

Saint Gregory of Nazianzus is also called Gregory Nazianzen or Gregory the Theologian in some parts of history.

St. Seraphim of Sarov

Described as one of the most renowned Russian saints and most significant of the 19th century, St. Seraphim of Sarov is being revered for many good reasons.

St. Genevieve

Saint Genevieve is one of the most respected and influential women in

St. John Neumann

John Neumann was born on the 28th of March, 1811, in Prachatice,

St. Roger

Saint Rogers early life and childhood is an unknown subject, with the

St. Andre Bessette

Andre Bessette was born on the 9th of August, 1845 near Montreal to a

St. Raymond of Pennafort

Raymond of Pennafort was born around the mid-1170s in a small town called Vilafranca del Penedes to a noble bloodline of the Aragon royalties. He trained in Canon and Civil Law from the University of Bologna. He went on to become a teacher of canon law at age twenty in 1195 up until 1210, when he moved to Bologna, staying there for twelve years.

St. Thorfinn

Thorfinn was birthed in the city of Trondelag around the 1200s. It is

St. William of Bourges

St. William, also known as Guillaume de Donjeon, was born around 1140 in Nevers, France.

St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch

Theodosius was born in 423 in Mogarissos, Cappadocia which is now known as Turkey within Saint Basils province. At a young age, he decided to follow in the footsteps of Abraham by dropping everything, including his friends, relatives, and even parents, to dedicate his life to God. He left for Jerusalem around 451, which was the same period the Holy Fourth Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon assembled.

St. Hilary of Poitiers

Saint Hilary of Poitiers is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic Church today.

St. Felix of Nola

Saint Felix of Nola was born in the early 3rd century to Hermias in

St. Fursey

Saint Fursey, also called Fursa, Fursy, Forseus, and Furseus, was born

St. Anthony the Abbot

St. Anthony the Abbot lived during the 3rd century. He was born to noble and wealthy parents in Egypt about the year 250. When he was about twenty years old, his parents died. Anthony began to practice an ascetic life at this age. Moved by the Gospel message, Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor Mark 1021b, he gave away all their money and possessions he and his sister had inherited.

St. Volusian

Saint Volusian of Tours, Also called Volusianus, might be considered a

St. Canute IV

St Canute was born in 1042 as one of the many sons of Sweyn II

St. Fillan

Saint Fillan was born of Royal descent. Fillan, Also called Foelan in

St. Henry

The story is about a rare occasion in history where an emperor achieved

St. Fabian

The history of Saint Fabian before his papacy can not be told in detail.

St. Ildephonsus

Saint Ildephonsus, also characterized as Ildefonsus or Ildephonse in

St. Peter Thomas

Saint Peter Thomas is a highly respected saint in the Roman Catholic

St. Thomas Aquinas

The human intellect is both a gift and a privilege from God. When it is shared with others, it becomes a flaming torch which leads others to the path of truth and enlightenment. Human intelligence at the service of God is itself a way to holiness. This is the story of the great and brilliant St. Thomas Aquinas.

St. Aldegunais

There is not much detail concerning the life of Saint Aldegundis. She

St. John Bosco

God does not send a kind of generic holiness. Holiness is not a

St. Blaise

St. Blaise is perhaps one of the most famous medieval martyrs in Catholicism. What we know about him comes from stories and traditions which came down to the present. In accordance with various traditions, Blaise was born towards the end of the 2nd century. He was believed to be born to wealthy and noble parents and most probably a native of Sebastia, Cappadocia in Asia Minor.

St. Joan of Valois

Saint Joan of Valois, daughter to the king of France, was born on April

St. Paul Miki

The Church has been gifted with men and women who courageously faced death because of faith. Their witnessing even unto death has gained them an eternal crown from the Lord. Their example of faith and courage gives us reasons to hold on to Gods promise of glory after suffering for His Name.

St. Jerome Emiliani

Jerome Emiliani was born in 1486 in Venice, Italy. He belonged to a wealthy and noble family. He became an outstanding soldier and was put in command of a fortress high in the mountains. While he was defending the post given to his authority, some troops of Maximilian I invaded Jeromes jurisdiction. Eventually, he was taken prisoner and was thrown into a dungeon.

St. Apollonia

Apollonia was born in the 2nd century in Alexandria. Her father was a

St. Paschal

Paschal Baylon was born at Torrehermosa in the Kingdom of Aragon in

St. Polycarp

It must have been a great privilege to be taught by the Apostles and to hear their personal encounter with Jesus from their own testimonies. What an honor to be with those men who had seen the Lord with their own eyes and who had heard His teachings That was what our beloved Polycarp experienced as a humble disciple of St. John the Evangelist.

St. Leander of Seville

St. Leander of Seville was born around the year 534 in Cartagena, Spain. He was the son of Severianus and Theodora, who belonged to a noble family of Hispano-Roman descent in Carthago, Nova. His family was known for their piety and devotion to the faith.

St. Casimir

Casimir Jagiellon of Poland was born to the royal family of Poland in

St. Colette

Saint Colette was born in a village called Corbie, a part of the region

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

There are no existing records about the birth and early life of these holy and courageous women. However, tradition and some writings, especially the diary of no less than Perpetua herself, depict the exemplary lives of these two martyrs. Perpetua was a young, beautiful, well-educated noblewoman of Carthage in North Africa. She was the mother of an infant son and chronicler of the persecution of the Christians by Emperor Septimus Severus. Perpetuas mother was a Christian and her father a pagan.

St. John of God

St John of God was initially a Portuguese soldier who later became a

St. Fina

Saint Fina was known for her act of perseverance. Even while faced with

St. Matilda

Saint Matilda of Ringelheim was born into royalty and married into

St. Joseph

Saint Joseph is one of the most popular revered saints in Christianity.

Bl. John of Parma

Blessed John of Parma was born circa 1209 in Parma, Italy. It was

St. Lea

St. Lea was born in Rome, Italy. All that is known of the female saint

St. Dismas

Writing a biography about a saint requires thorough research, reading and cross-referencing with other sources. What if there are no existing sources for us to know a saints life That sure is a very difficult task This is the case of St. Dismas.

St. Rupert

St Rupert is believed to have been born around the year 660 in the Gaul

St. Benjamin

St Benjamin was born AD 329 in Iran and he died by execution in AD424 in

St. Isidore of Seville

St. Isidore of Seville was born in Cartagena in Spain around the year 560. His brother, Leander, the Archbishop of Seville, was an important influence to him. Isidore developed a commitment to study, prayer and intense work for the good of the Church. In turn, Isidore joined his brothers mission to convert the generally heretical Visigoths who had invaded Spain.

St. Julie Billiart

An unusual defiant of the French Revolution, Julie Billiart, not just by

St. Antipas

What little is known about Saint Antipas is taken from the writings of

St. Lydwine

There are various accounts about Saint Lydwine. These various accounts

St. Bernadette

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, also known as Saint Bernadette of Lourdes,

St. Alphege

Saint Alphege was born in Weston, Summerset in England. He was born

St. Marian

St Marian, known as Mary the virgin mother of Jesus was born on

St. George

One of the objects of a vast amount of imagination is St. George. The life of this saint is surrounded with various stories and legends. The Catholic Church adheres to this saints memory and the inspiration and lessons he brings.

St. Zita

Zita was born in the year 1218 in Monsagrati, a village in Tuscany. This

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena, born Caterina Benincasa, was born in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347 to a very large family. At a very young age, Catherine experienced her first vision of Christ. Just a year later, at the age of 7, she is said to have consecrated her virginity to Christ and experienced mystical visions. When she was 12, she told her parents that she did not wish to be married. She wanted to devote her life to God.

St. James the Lesser

Besides James, son of Zebedee and brother of John, there is another James who appears in the Gospels. This James is also included in the lists of the Twelve Apostles personally chosen by Jesus Himself. This James is always specified as the son of Alphaeus Matthew 10 3 Mark 3 18 Luke 5 Acts 1 13. Oftentimes, he has been identified with another James who is called the Younger, the son of a particular Mary see Mark 1540, the same Mary the wife of Clopas, who according to the Gospel of John, stood at the foot of Jesus cross with the Blessed Mother see John 1925.

St. Dominic Savio

Dominic Savio was born on April 2, 1842 in the village of Riva in

St. Matthias

Matthias, whose name means gift of God, was born in the 1st Century in

St. Dymphna

St. Dymphna was born around the seventh century in Ireland to the

St. Simon Stock

St Simon Stock was an Englishman who lived in the 13th century and he

St. Celestine V

St. Celestine, a hermit, was one of the popes of the Catholic church.

St. Rita

Formally named Margherita Lotti, she was born in Roccaporena, Italy in

St. Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc is not your regular saint. A Fearless, charismatic, energetic, and passionate young woman. Also called the maid of Orleans or Lorraine, this French heroine was a force to reckon with.

St. Justin Martyr

Justin, who later would be referred as Justin Martyr, was born around the year 100 to Greek-speaking parents in the Palestinian province of Samaria ancient Shechem. His father was an adherent of the Greek pagan religion. Justin was raised to that religion. He was also given an excellent education in history and literature.

St. Norbert

Not many saints started early with a life of devotion to God. If

St. Willibald

St. Willibald was a bishop in Bavaria in the 8th century. He was born

St. Ephrem

St Ephrem was born in 306 and he died on 9 June 373. He is also known as

St. Timothy

Saint Timothy, who is also called Saint Timothy of Ephesus, was born

St. Barnabas

History pays great tribute to the people who had offered outstanding contributions to humanity. However, it is very often that the supporting persons, those behind the scenes, who enabled their greatness are given recognition. But the Church recognizes and values the importance of these hidden people who had played important roles for the proclamation of the Gospel.

St. Anthony of Padua

Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal about 1195 to a noble family. He was baptized and given the name Fernando. He joined the Canons who adhered to the Rule of St. Augustine, first at the monastery of St. Vincent in his hometown and later at the Holy Cross in Coimbra.

St. Vincent Ferrer

Vincent Ferrer was born on January 23, 1350 in Valencia, Spain to William Ferrer and Constantia Miguel. He was educated at Valencia and completed his study of philosophy at the age of fourteen. Not much is known about his early life. However, his later years are worth noting.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, born Luigi Gonzaga, was born in 1568 in Castiglione, Italy. He was the eldest son of the Marquis of Castiglione and heir to the family title. Simply put, Aloysius was from a noble family. As soon as he was born, Aloysius parents began to plan for the boys future. His mother wanted him to be a priest. His father, however, was determined that his son would become a political figure or a military leader.

St. Thomas More

Thomas More on February 6, 1478 in London. More was educated at St. Anthonys in Threadneedle Street, one of Londons prestigious schools. He also studied at the household of John Morton, archbishop of Canterbury and chancellor of England. John More, his father, was a prosperous barrister, afterwards made a Knight and Judge of the Kings Bench.

St. John the Baptist

During the ancient times, when a king was about to visit a town subjected to his rule, the townspeople prepared for the kings coming. This was done in order to offer the king a warm welcome to their place. This was precisely the job that St. John the Baptist had done.

St. Anthelm

Born into a noble family in France, St. Anthelm was born in 1107, and he

St. David

St.David, one of the most celebrated British saints was born in 520AD.

St. Cyril of Alexandria

Cyril was most probably born in Alexandria, the great city of ancient Egypt, between 370 and 380. Based on his writings, it appears that he received a solid literary and theological education. Together with his uncle, Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria, he played a crucial role in an early dispute in the 5th century between the Egyptian and Greek Churches. He was a monk before he was named a bishop.

St. Irenaeus

Little is known about the early life of St. Irenaeus. Facts about him are not extremely clear or plentiful. He was born in Asia, most probably in the city of Smyrna, modern-day Izmir in Turkey. He was born around 135-140. In his younger years, Irenaeus attended the school of the bishop of Smyrna, St. Polycarp, a disciple in his turn of the Apostle and Evangelist John.

First Martyrs of the See of Rome

The Christian faith has been widespread for 2,000 years now. From the mission of the Apostles, it has grown into a worldwide community, one in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. However, Christianity did not tread a smooth path leading to the present time. It has gone through difficulties and challenges.

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

Anthony Mary was born in Cremona towards the end of the year 1502 of the noble family of Zaccaria. The Zaccaria clan had served the city in times past with no less than eighteen governors. His father, Lazzaro, died shortly after Anthonys birth. His mother, Antonietta, refused numerous suitors in order that she might devote herself entirely to the education and upbringing of her son and to works of charity.

St. Maria Goretti

Maria Goretti was born on October 16, 1890 in Corinaldo, Ancona Province in Italy. She was the third of seven children in a poor family of farmworkers. Her father moved them to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. When Maria was nine years old, her father died of malaria. Their family was left even more destitute and poor. Their family moved in with another family just to survive.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha was born around the year 1656 in todays New York state. Her father was a Mohawk warrior while her mother was a Christian from the Algonquin tribe. Her mother gave Kateri a sense of the living God.

St. Benedict of Nursia

The principal sources about the life of St. Benedict of Nursia are based on the writings of Pope Gregory the Great. Benedict was born around the year 480 in Nursia modern-day Norcia in Italy. He came from a well-to-do family. He was sent to Rome to study. However, Benedict did not stay for a long time in the Eternal City. Pope Gregory mentioned that the reason was Benedict was put off by the depraved lifestyle of many of his fellow students and so he did not want to make the same mistakes. What he only wanted was to please God.

St. Bonaventure

St Bonaventure was a priest of the catholic church. He lived a life

St. Frederick

St. Frederick born c. 780 AD, died 838 AD was a bishop of Utrecht who

St. Mary Magdalene

The Sacred Scriptures have mentioned plenty of women who played important roles in the whole history of salvation. Of course, the Blessed Virgin Mary is exalted among all women for being chosen as the Mother of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of humanity. Another one of the most prominent women mentioned in the New Testament was Mary Magdalene.

St. James the Greater

Nothing is known about the early life of St. James the Greater. However, it was already established that he was one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. He was thought to be the cousin of Jesus Himself, as the son of the Blessed Virgin Marys sister and the brother of Jude Thaddeus. He was a fisherman with his brother John, Zebedee their father, and their partner, Simon. John and James were followers of John the Baptist. Later on, they became disciples of Jesus.

Sts. Joachim and Anne

The names of the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary are not found anywhere in the Bible. What we now know about the grandparents of Jesus came down through tradition and the stories people told about them. Interestingly, majority of what we know about them came from the 2nd century manuscript Protoevangelium of James and the 3rd century Evangelium de nativitate Mariae or the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary. Both documents mentioned the names Joachim and Anne as the parents of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

St. Constantine

Flavius Valerius Constantinus, known as St. Constantine the Great or St. Constantine I, was born probably around the later 280s. He was the son of Flavius Valerius Constantius, who was an army officer, and Helena. Constantine belonged to the military governing class of the later 3rd century. His father was raised to the rank of Caesar, or deputy emperor, in 293 and was sent to serve under Augustus Maximian in the West.

St. Pantaleon

Once in 275 Izmit, Nicodemia, near black sea, now modern Turkey, bore a

St. Peter Chrysologus

There are only a few known details about the life of St. Peter Chrysologus. He was born around the late fourth or early fifth century in the Italian town of Imola. Sources differ as to whether this occurred around 380 or as late as 406. He was known for testifying courageously to the full humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ during a period of confusion on the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori

Alfonso Maria de Liguori, Alphonsus Liguori in English, was born in 1696 in Naples, Italy. He belonged to a wealthy noble family. His father was a captain in the Royal Navy, while his mother was a very devout woman. His parents provided him with an exceptional education. He studied literature, philosophy and the arts.

St. John Vianney

Most of the superhero movies we watch portray the main character as someone who is powerful and invincible. Unfortunately, these stories happen only on theaters and big screens. But our saint for today is a real life hero who conquered numerous people not because of an extraordinary power, but because of his life. Let us take a look at the life of the beloved Cur of Ars.

St. Cajetan

One of the greatest catholic reformers of the 16th century. This saint

St. Helena

Born outside the noble classes at the time, Saint Helena was born around

St. John Eudes

St. John Eudes was born to a peasant family in 1601 in Normandy, France. He was instructed by the Jesuits at Caen. Since he was a child, he already tried to live in imitation of the Lord Jesus Christ. When he was fourteen years old, he took a vow of chastity.

St. Athanasius

Most probably, St. Athanasius was born in Alexandria in Egypt about the year 300. He was given a good education during his youth. He received philosophical and theological training at Alexandria. He became a deacon and secretary to Alexander, the Bishop of Alexandria. As a close collaborator of his bishop, Athanasius took part with him in the Council of Nicaea, the first Ecumenical Council convened by Emperor Constantine in the year 325, which was aimed at ensuring unity in the Church.

St. Bartholomew

When we talk about the lives of the Twelve Apostles, we are always confronted with the fact that we know almost nothing about them. This is because no detailed records about their early life were written, by themselves or by others who knew them personally. Yet these hidden men are also the foundation stones of Christs Church which encompasses the whole earth. This is our concern with our dear St. Bartholomew.

St. Monica

Son, nothing in this world now affords me delight.

St. Rosalia

Also known as the little saint, St Rosalia was born in 1130 and she died

St. Cloud

St. Cloud known as St Clodoald was born in 522 A.D. He was the son of

St. Peter Claver

Peter Claver was a Spanish Jesuit priest who was born in the 26th of

St. Severian

Saint Severian was a Senator of Sebaste during the reign of Emperor

St. John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom was born in Antioch around the year 347. His father died when he was still young and his mother guided his education. John was an excellent student of his time. He studied classical Greek education and rhetoric. When he was 18 years old, upon meeting the holy Bishop Meletus, he experienced a religious conversion and started to study the Scriptures.

St. Cornelius

St Cornelius was a Pope in the early Christian Church from March 251 and

St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine was born on October 4, 1542 in Montepulciano near Siena, Italy. He was the nephew, on his mothers side, of Pope Marcellus II. He had an excellent academic formation in the humanities prior to his entry to the Society of Jesus on September 20, 1560. At the Roman College in Padua and at Louvain, both his philosophical and theological studies focused on St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fathers of the Church. These were very important and crucial to his theological inclination.

St. Matthew

Just like the case of his fellow Apostles, it is almost impossible to make a complete biography of Matthew because the details of his life are scarce and fragmentary. But the Gospels as well as other non-canonical sources tell us some information about him. Matthews name always appears in the lists of the Twelve chosen by Jesus, in Matthew 103, Mark 318, Luke 615 and Acts 113. These verses verify that he indeed was one of the Twelve chosen Apostles.

St. Vincent de Paul

Vincent de Paul was born on April 24, 1581 to a poor peasant family in the village of Pouy in France. He was taught under the Franciscans. He was doing so well that he was hired as tutor to the children of a nearby wealthy family. He saved all his earnings to continue his formal studies at the University of Toulouse where he studied theology.

St. Lorenzo Ruiz

Lorenzo Ruiz was born in the 1600s in Binondo, Manila in the Philippines

St. Jerome

Before he became known as St. Jerome, he was named Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus. It was said that Jerome was born around 342 in Stridon, a part of Dalmatia. He was born to a rich but pagan family.

St. Faustina Kowalska

Sister Faustina Kowalska was born on August 25, 1905 in the small Polish town of Glogowiec. She belonged to a poor yet religious family of peasants. She was the third of ten children. She was baptized with the name Helena in the parish church of Swinice Warckie.

St. Bruno

St Bruno is also known as St Bruno of Cologne was born in 1030 and died

St. Artaldus

Saint Artaldus was born around 1101 A.D. It is not known for sure when

St. Daniel

Saint Daniel was born 409 AD in Maratha, a village of Mesopotamia of the

Bl. Carlo Acutis

One of the greatest achievements of humanity is the discovery and continuous development of technology. Cyberspace has become an avenue to reach millions of people in just one click. The document Inter Mirifica of the Second Vatican Council expressed its hope that the Gospel message be proclaimed using technological advancements and breakthroughs. In this context, young people who are the most technologically-engaged are admonished to spread the Good News on various platforms. This is the story of Blessed Carlo Acutis.

St. Teresa of Avila

Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born in Avila, Spain on March 28, 1515. In her autobiography, she mentions some details of her childhood. Her parents were pious Catholics and to some degree inspired Teresa to take up a life of prayer. She had three sisters and nine brothers.

St. Ignatius of Antioch

We could only imagine how the Gospel of Christ had greatly affected the Christians of the first and second centuries. It was like an inextinguishable fire that consumes the heart of every believer. However, the Christian faith had faced tribulations, persecutions, mistreatments and discrimination, and worst of all, the death of men, women, children and the aged simply because they believed in Christ.

St. Luke

There are no extant writings about the early life of St. Luke. However, the Church historian Eusebius tells us that Luke was born in Antioch and was a Gentile. We know nothing of the circumstances of the conversion of Luke.

St. Martha

Nothing was recorded about the early life of St. Martha. Thankfully, we could see a glimpse of her life through the Gospels. What is clear about Martha is that she was from Bethany, a small village about two miles from Jerusalem. She had two siblings, Mary and Lazarus. It was evident that Jesus was a close friend to them.

St. Abraham

Saint Abraham was popularly known in the Bible as Gods best friend.

St. Jude Thaddaeus

Saint Jude Thaddaeus is also called Jude Lebbaeus or Jude the Apostle

St. Simon the Zealot

After spending a whole night in prayer, the Lord Jesus Christ chose twelve men who were called Apostles. He chose rather unlikely candidates Jesus could have chosen the best and the wisest who would be His Apostles and to proclaim the Kingdom of God to all peoples. Most of us knew the more popular Apostles like Peter, John, Matthew, Thomas and even Judas Iscariot. If there are more known Apostles, then there are also least known Apostles. Two of these are Sts. Simon and Jude.

St. Narcissus

Like many Saints that existed during the time of the early Church, Saint

St. Wolfgang

Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg was born around 934 A.D. He was said to

St. Martin de Porres

Martin de Porres was born on December 9, 1579 in Lima, Peru. His father was Don Juan de Porres, a Spanish nobleman and adventurer, and Ana Velasquez, a freed daughter of slaves from Panama. He was a mulatto, a person of mixed white and black ancestry. They were abandoned by his father when Martin and his sister Juana were very young. Their mother supported them by taking laundry.

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo was born on October 2, 1538 at the Arona castle on Lake Maggiore near Milan, Italy. His father was the Count of Arona and his mother a member of the Medici House. He was the third of six children born to the couple.

St. Magnus

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St. Leonard

Saint Leonard is also known as Leonard of Noblac. Some refer to him as

St. Castorius

Saint Castorius is also sometimes called Castorius.

St. Leo the Great

Pope Leo, popularly known by historians as St Leo the great was a

St. Martin of Tours

Martin was born of pagan parents in modern-day Hungary around the year 316. His family left that region when his father, who was a military official of the Roman Empire, was sent to Italy. Though his parents were pagans, Martin had an attraction to the Christian faith which in 313 had become legal throughout the empire.

St. Paternus

Saint Paternus is also sometimes known as Padarn or simply Saint

St. Edmund Rich

St. Edmund Rich was an eloquent preacher of the gospel, a one-time

St. Cecilia

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Bl. Miguel Pro

Fr. Miguel Pro Suarez was born on January 13, 1891 in Guadalupe, Mexico. He was one of eleven children of a mining engineer. From an early age, Miguelito, as what his family called him, was intensely religious yet equally intense in his mischievousness. He frequently exasperated his family with his humor and practical jokes.

St. Catherine of Alexandria

St. Catherine of Alexandria had her popularity in its peak in the medieval age. Her story might be perceived as bizarre for others. Some would also think that she did not even exist. But traditions and stories about this martyr-saint became the foundations of a devoted following of this saint.

St. Saturninus

St. Saturninus is said to have been one of the most illustrious martyrs

St. Andrew the Apostle

There is no existing account on the early life of St. Andrew, one of the Twelve Apostles. He was the brother of Simon, who was called Peter by the Lord later on. The Synoptic Gospels Matthew, Mark and Luke tell that he and Peter were called by Jesus on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus called them from their fishing and told them that they would become fishers of men. The Gospels recount that from that time, they left their nets and boats and followed Jesus.

St. Bibiana

Saint Bibiana is also called Bibiane, Vivian, or Viviana.

St. Juan Diego

Prior to his conversion to the Catholic faith, little is known about the life of Juan Diego. However, tradition, archaeological and iconographical sources, with El Nican Mopohua which is the oldest and most important indigenous document about the event of Guadalupe, give us some information about the life of the saint and the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Blessed Virgin Mary has appeared to privileged men and women over the years. In her apparitions, the Blessed Mother always had important messages that she wished to be made known to all her beloved children. Among the numerous apparitions of Our Lady which were thoroughly investigated and solemnly approved by the Catholic Church is her apparition in Guadalupe in Mexico.

St. Agatha

St. Agatha often referred to as St Agatha of Sicily was born in 231AD in

St. Lucy

She is known as st. Lucia, to Italians, and called the patron saint of

St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross, given the name Juan de Yepes y Alvarez, was born in 1542 in Fontiveros, a small village near Avila in Old Castille, Spain. His parents were Gonzalo de Yepes and Catalina Alvarez. Their family was very poor because Gonzalo, who was from a noble family in Tolde, had been disowned and thrown out of his home for marrying Catalina who was a humble silk weaver. Catalino died when John was still young. His mother found work weaving which helped her to raise her children.

St. Ado of Vienne

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St. Valentine

Valentines day is one of the most loved unofficial holidays mainly

St. Florian

Soldiers are bound by their duty to protect, obey and be loyal to the armys hierarchy and the country they serve. But what happens when a soldier found himself bounded by a higher duty to his conscience

St. Olympias

Olympias, also known as Olympias the Younger, differentiates her from

St. Moses

Born in 330 AD in Ethiopia, Saint Moses is known by several names. The

St. Dominic of Silos

St. Dominic of Silos was born around the year 1000 in Caas, Navarre, Spain into a peasant family. As a young boy, he spent much of his time in the fields as a shepherd. This led him to love solitude, silence and prayer. Later on, he entered the monastery of the Benedictines in Navarre where he grew in holiness and stature. Years later, he was ordained to the priesthood.

St. Julius

Pope Saint Julius I, son of Rusticus, was born in Rome, the Western part

St. Peter Canisius

Peter Canisius is also known as Peter Kanis. He was born on 8 May 1521

St. John of Kanty

Saint John of Kanty is also known as John of Cantius. E was born on the

St. Eugenia

How far are you willing to go to achieve an aim very dear to your heart

St. Stephen

St Stephen was a deacon who was the first martyr and was later declared

St. John the Apostle

Jesus chose the Twelve Apostles as His companions and friends in the journey. This journey was not only a literal and physical journey from places to places. It was also a journey during which they learned who Jesus was, grew their faith and were prepared for the great mission ahead. They serve as our guides to help us know the Lord Jesus to know Him, to love Him and to have faith in Him

St. Aileran

Saint Ailern is also known as Ailern Sapientis, Ailern of Clonard, of

St. Argeus

Detailed information about Saint Argeus is unavailable. Saint Argeus is

St. Abban

What is known about Saint Abbn is gleaned from the documents that were

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